Filer Street house saved from major fire damage.

October 6, 2015

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Gary Lange carries the fire extinguisher used to fight the fire.

Gary Lange carries the fire extinguisher used to fight the fire.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — The quick response from the homeowner and the fire department most likely saved a house from fire destruction Tuesday afternoon. Ludington Fire Department was called to 505 E. Filer St. about 4:30 p.m. Initial dispatch information stated the occupant was still in the house.

A neighbor told MCP that he saw heavy smoke coming from the house, a fact confirmed by Ludington Fire Chief Jerry Funk, upon his arrival on the scene.

Funk said the fire started in the kitchen, most likely from someone cooking. He said the occupant was able to use a garden hose until fire department personnel got on scene. A fire extinguisher also knocked down the majority of the fire, meaning the house sustained little water damage.

Funk estimated about $5,000 in damages to the kitchen, however.

Fire department personnel were on scene just over an hour. They were assisted by Ludington Police Department and Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

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